Naphthenic versus Paraffinic

Naphthenic versus paraffinic oils – which is better? The answer is not so straightforward because the application will drive the choice of oil. In the case of transformers there is a lot more historical data and knowledge on naphthenics than on paraffinics, and naphthenic oil has traditionally been considered the gold standard. However paraffinic oil

By |2018-07-10T04:01:03+00:00July 9th, 2018|Architecture|

Silicone Transformer Oil

Mineral oil is by far the most abundant transformer fluid in use in Australia.  There are however other options, which do have their place in specific transformer applications including chlorinated hydrocarbons (e.g. PCB which is banned), high molecular weight hydrocarbons, biofluids, esters, and silicone fluids. Silicone fluids or more correctly polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) are a type

By |2018-06-18T23:44:11+00:00June 18th, 2018|Architecture|

Transformer Oil Waste Removal

Any discussion of transformer oil, particularly in relation to older transformers, scrap transformers, refurbishments or oil retrofills likely leads to mention of PCBs.  In reality most Australian power utilities have de-risked to the point where their transformer fleets are PCB-free… or almost.  At least records here are accurate and comprehensive.  Some other asset owners including

By |2018-03-24T09:19:55+00:00March 18th, 2018|Oil Waste Removal|

Waste Oil Collection

Waste oil collection is one of the key services offered by Benzoil.  With oil processing capabilities located in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne we can collect in all eastern states, and with the support of an extensive transport network we can facilitate collections as far north as the country extends.  Metropolitan areas generally contain the highest

By |2018-03-24T09:21:36+00:00October 25th, 2017|Services|

PCB Oil Disposal And Transformer Decontamination

Many proud electrical asset managers will proclaim that their fleet of transformers is PCB-free, yet although they have worked long and hard to achieve this outcome some PCB oil still resides in their system.  In our experience most electric utilities in Australia have methodically surveyed their transformer fleet (power transformers anyway) and maintain dedicated registers

By |2018-03-24T09:24:59+00:00August 16th, 2017|Architecture|

Inhibitors And Oxidation In Transformer Oil

Oil oxidation is an ongoing process that occurs in oil in all transformers, the by-products of which attack the transformer’s paper insulation. Oil oxidation is influenced by heat, oxygen and moisture, and facilitated by the presence of metal – copper in the case of a transformer.  Despite best efforts to exclude air from a transformer,

By |2018-04-25T05:27:50+00:00August 16th, 2017|Architecture|

Why Benzoil For Specialised Oil Products And Waste Management Solutions

Benzoil is known as a leading supplier of specialised oil products and waste management services in Australia. Thank you for considering a product or service from Benzoil. There are many reasons why you will want to work with us, and why we will work hard to retain your business. • After just 4 years our brand

By |2018-04-22T06:29:44+00:00August 16th, 2017|Architecture|

Coolant and Mono Ethylene Glycol Recycling

In cars and trucks Known best as coolant or antifreeze, mono ethylene glycol (MEG) has numerous industrial applications thanks to its chemical properties. The low freezing point lends it to use as an antifreeze in automotive applications where use is extensive in internal combustion engines to protect the engine from freezing while at the same

By |2018-05-28T10:33:52+00:00August 16th, 2017|Architecture|

Waste Management Companies In Australia

The business of waste management has an important role to play in keeping Australia’s environment clean and free from contamination.  There are literally hundreds of waste management companies in Australia, ranging from small one-man operators to massive publicly listed corporations employing thousands of people in multiple business units across various states. The handful of the

By |2018-03-24T09:28:46+00:00July 19th, 2017|Architecture|